This is an in-person event.
Tennessee School for the Blind
115 Stewarts Ferry Pike
Nashville, TN 37214
Who Should Attend? Teachers, parents and other professionals working with deaf and hard of hearing students.
Registration: Please complete the registration and return the form provided by November 1, 2016.
*Scholarships available for Parents of a Deaf Child
Continental Breakfast & Lunch are included in the registration fee.
(Vegetarian lunches and Gluten free lunches are available)
This is a State Department of Education in-service. TASL and CEO credits are pending.
7:30 - 8:30 Registration / Exhibits & Continental Breakfast
8:30 - 9:00 Opening Remarks: Dr. Kathleen Airhart, Deputy Commissioner /Chief Operating Officer at TN Department of Education
9:00 - 10:15 Opening Session: "C is for Consequence" Alison Gauld, Behavior and Low Incidence Disibilities Coordinator, Division of Special Populations & Student Support
10:15 - 10:30 Break
10:00 - 11:30 Concurrent Session I:
"Deaf Awareness and Culture" Mike Helms, Bridges
"Crossover for Carryover – Collaborating to Utilize Auditory Training and Speech Therapy Activities to Achieve Goals" Lynn Witt and Miranda Buck, Hamilton County Schools
"Stars Literacy Program for Students and Families" Syndee Akers, BSW
11:30 - 12:30 Lunch
12:30 - 1:30 Concurrent Session II:
"Reaching Literacy Standards with Strategic Interactive Writing Instruction" Kelli Williams, M.A., CCC-SLP, Memphis City Schools
"Running Upstream: Creating Strong Objectives" Dana Kan, M.A., NBCT
"Ideas for Managing Behavior" Susie Satterfield, M. Ed. TSD
1:30 - 1:45 Break
1:30 - 2:30 Concurrent Session III:
Session II Topics Repeated
Interpreter Track 9:00 - 11:30
9:00 – 9:15 Introductions
9:15 – 10:00 "Analyzing for Meaning: Voice to Sign" Carol LaCava
10:00 – 10:10 Break
10:10 – 10:30 "What’s Deaf and What’s Not" Tina Prochaska
10:30 – 11: 15 "Analyzing for Meaning: Sign to Voice" Charis Davis
11:15 – 11:30* Update on Educational Interpreter Licensure" Tina Prochaska
*Licensure Q&A will continue during lunch if necessary
Parent Track 12:30 - 2:45
Deaf Mentor Program (SKI*HI)
The Deaf Mentor Program assists families and agencies in implementing bilingual/bicultural home-based programming for young children who are deaf. Children of hearing parents who receive the SKI-HI Model are typically exposed to an English-only approach (signed or spoken English) and to the hearing culture of the parents, family members, and parent advisor. The Deaf mentoring provides the family the choice of also using a Deaf Mentor (deaf adult) who makes regular visits to the home, interacts with the child using American Sign Language (ASL), shows family members how to use ASL, and helps the family understand and appreciate deafness and Deaf Culture. Meanwhile, the family continues to receive Parent-Infant program services. This enables the child to learn both ASL and English and to be exposed to a bicultural environment of both “hearing” and “deaf” cultures.
Presenter :Jodee S. Crace, M.A., Indiana
Audience: Families with children D/HH DB, Deaf Adults, Professionals, and community members. Participants may stay with the Parent Track rather than alternate between afternoon options.